BY SRI SRI RAVI SHANKAR
Often people think they are in control of their life, their situation, their world.
Control is an illusion.
The whole world moves according to the laws of Nature in an auspicious rhythm of inn
ocence, intelligence and divinity.
That is Shiva.
Shiva is the eternal state of Being, the One without a second, the harmonious innocence that knows no control.
Control is Vashi – Shiva reversed. Vashi is of the mind. Vashi is weakness. Vashi is doing something by exerting unnatural pressure.
Vashi requires two, and duality is the cause of fear. Shiva, that harmonious innocence, dissolves duality.
Shiva means wholeness of the moment.
When there is no regret of past, no want of future, the moment is whole and compete.
Time stops, mind stops.
Formality and Cordiality You cannot eliminate formality in society.
It has its place. Formality improves communication. Yet communication is only necessary when there are two. Formality maintains duality.
Cordiality improves communion – oneness.
Without cordiality, formality can be hypocritical and may appear uncaring.
Organisational structures are based on formality. An organisation cannot begin and orderliness cannot prevail if formalities are abandoned. All your plans of action are measured steps of formality.
Cordiality is onealt39s nature, the core of onealt39s existence; formality is the outer shell. When the outer shell is thin, like the shade of a lamp, the inner light can shine forth. But if the shade is too opaque, you cannot see the light.
Love and knowledge are rooted in cordiality.
For these to blossom, you need on informal, cordial environment.
Devotion is informal…. and totally chaotic.
So, strikes a balance between cordial formality and formal cordiality!